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Aconitum 'Stainless Steel'


Availability: within 3-4 days (exc weekends) 2 litre pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a medium-sized monkshood, with erect spikes of hooded, intense pale blue flowers from early to late summer and deeply divided, grey-green leaves. This beautiful metallic blue monkshood was introduced several years ago to great acclaim. Although it will take some sun, its perfect planted in groups at back of a border in partial shade, to light up a dark corner, and its a low maintenance and long-flowering alternative to delphiniums

  • Garden care: Prepare an extra deep planting hole at least 45cm (18in) deep, adding well-rotted organic matter to prevent the soil from drying out in summer. Always wear gloves when working with monkshood, since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Cut the flowering stem to within 15cm of the ground in the autumn to prevent it self seeding..

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/harmful via skin

“This unique, architectural monkshood has steely eryngium-blue flowers. Contrast against ruby-leaved Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ or use with deep-blue aconitums for extra glimmer”

Val Bourne - Garden Writer